Monday, August 16, 2010

On This Date

August 16, 1977: Elvis Presley left the building.

Yes, I remember where I was. I was driving on I-35 between Des Moines and Minneapolis, on my way home from camp. In the middle of the breaking news, the AM band on my car radio fizzled out, which I took as a sign from the fates that the voice of AM rock ‘n’ roll when I was a kid had shuffled off this jumpsuited coil. (Oh, and I wasn’t that far from Clear Lake, either.)